Prevalence of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Febrile Patients Suspicious for Malaria Admitted in Chabahar

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Maliheh Metanat 1 , * , Mehdi Tabatabaei 2 , Asma Afsharmanesh 2

1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Metanat M , Tabatabaei M, Afsharmanesh A. Prevalence of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Febrile Patients Suspicious for Malaria Admitted in Chabahar, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(4):35-37.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (4); 35-37
Published Online: May 18, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: February 12, 2013
Accepted: April 17, 2013

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Abstract

Background: According to unpublished reports that there have been cases of relapsing fever in the years ago. We decided to determine prevalence of ticks-born relapsing fever in Chabahar.

Materials and Methods: This study conducted from March 2011 to February 2012, on all individuals suspected of malaria in Chabahar. The peripheral blood smears examined using a dark field microscope.

Results: A total of 12, 203 smears evaluated, of which, 5.7% of the patients confirmed to have malaria, but spirochetemia were not seen in any of the samples.

Conclusion: Our study showed that TBRF is not common in Chabahar city.

Keywords

Ticks-Born Relapsing Fever Southeast of Iran Prevalence

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